Every day, Africa’s burgeoning community of data scientists, machine learning specialists, and researchers is exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) can contribute to tackling local challenges south of the Sahara.
This project will support the Artificial Intelligence for Development Africa (AI4D Africa) partnership by covering the operational costs for the partnership, including salaries and benefits, office costs, and travel for IDRC staff.
This project will contribute to the large-scale adoption of improved cookstoves that will reduce the domestic burden of unpaid work for women and the carbon footprint of households while creating economic opportunities for women in rural areas.
The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) research program is a collaborative initiative involving IDRC, the United Kingdom's Department for International Development, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Artificial intelligence (AI) applications are being built and applied in almost every area of social and economic life, but there is concern that if AI is applied without appropriate policies and safeguards, it could have far-reaching consequences on human rights, inequality, sustainability, and well-being.
The overall objective of this project is to promote the large-scale adoption of more energy efficient cooking technologies in Benin to reduce the time spent on this unpaid domestic activity while reducing the carbon footprint of households.
This project seeks to establish a “Women in Trade” (WIT) knowledge platform that will help women-led businesses improve their access to Canadian and international markets, thereby boosting inclusive and sustainable growth.
This project, implemented in collaboration with Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, seeks to advance knowledge on the design and effectiveness of policies and interventions aiming to spur youth entrepreneurship and decent employment.
This project seeks to inform strategies and policies on youth employment by examining the job creation potential of industries without smokestacks, such as agriculture, the service sector, tourism, and information and communication technology-based services.